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Vogue in color

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Indian Vogue recently sent to press an issue containing five gorgeous tanned, darker skinned models on the  cover and in the centerfold.  Their mission: to break the stereotype that lighter skinned girls are more attractive than darker skinned girls.  According to the editorial: “Every generation has its share of beauty myths. Perhaps it is time to bust this one.  Time to say that as a magazine we love, and have always loved, the gorgeous color of Indian skin…dark, dusky, bronze, golden, whatever you call it, we love it”.  The title of the article is “The Dawn of Dusk, Vogue India celebrates the skin tone the world covets”.  In the last year, skin-lightening creams have gone up 18%  because girls don’t even feel comfortable in their own skin.  As sad as this is, maybe this issue will have some impact; we all know what an effect the fashion world has on our standards of beauty.  It’s nice to see beautiful girls of color on the cover of a prestigious fashion magazine that most people trust in terms of “what is beautiful?”


Written by cgator19

April 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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  1. The media is where the change will start. As soon as the media stops advertising beauty as being light-skinned with long hair, the more people will become comfortable with themselves. I’ve always believed that dark skin was beautiful, it has so much depth. I don’t remember what point in time when someone said that dark wasn’t beautiful, but it is simply gorgeous!!


    April 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

  2. Thats awesome, I wish American Vogue could also embrace this idea. It would be nice if suddenly a new standard of beauty would come from it.


    April 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

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